Histories of British Iconoclasm
Paperback 192pp Illustrated 274x218mm
9781849760300   Product Code: 22371
In discussions of 128 works of art ranging from medieval religious statues to Jake and Dinos Chapman's One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved (2008), this volume surveys British iconoclasm over the last 500 years. It explores three overarching themes: religion and the damage to art inflicted by the dissolution of the monasteries, the Reformation and Puritanical zeal; politically motivated attacks, especially on public sculpture; and aesthetically inspired destruction or transformation of artworks.